1,450 pass PMA exams-A A +A
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
FORT DEL PILAR -- A select 1,450 passed the recent Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cadet Qualification Test.
PMA Information chief Lynette Agnes Flores said there were 37 examination centers all over the country administering the annual exams for potential cadet applicants.
There were 952 males and 498 females who made it to the next phase of the selection process.
Flores said a total of 12,195 initially took the exams August 25 where only 11,978 were able to complete the test.
The next phase of the application is the Physical Examination conducted at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center where qualified PMAEE passers will go through medical, psychological and physical examination to determine their fitness to undergo the four-year military training in the Academy.
After the series of examinations, the PMA Cadet Procurement Board will deliberate and select the most qualified candidates to compose PMA Class of 2018 who are expected to report to PMA on April 1, 2014 for the oath taking ceremony and Reception rites.
The PMA this year has stressed the "No Maltreatment Policy" and the "Zero Tolerance to Maltreatment" as they called for applicants for the PMA exams, in a bid to assure the public there is no hazing in the academy.
The academy this year has made a stance it adheres to the respect of human rights, and observance of the principles of International Humanitarian Law and the rule of law, in the hope the image of the academy will be free of speculations of maltreatment and hazing.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 26, 2013.